The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Education and Biblical Counseling degree program is to equip students with the essential tools for service in the local church in both educational and biblical counseling ministries.

The program is designed to be completed within two academic years, beginning in the fall semester. Candidates for this degree program should consult with a member of the Christian Education faculty and a member of the Biblical Counseling faculty to plan the most effective program of study to accomplish their ministry objectives.

  • Available as Distance Learning

  • On-Campus

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At a Glance

  • 37

    Master of Arts hours

  • 15

    Christian Education hours

  • 15

    Biblical Counseling hours

  • 67

    Total Credit hours

Program Courses

Whether you're a missionary, a pastor, a church member — whatever you're doing — you're a Christ follower, and the Great Commission is a call for everyone, not just those in vocational ministry roles.

Joshua Mann Alum

MA in Context

What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach in a Christian educational setting

  • Become an educational or counseling pastor of a local congregation

  • Develop educational principles geared toward counseling ministries

  • Write for Christian literary publications

Additional Information

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • CED 6500 – Organizational Change and Conflict Resolution
  • CED 6800 – Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
  • PMN 6720 – Administration and Education in the Local Church
  • PMN 6730 – Christian Leadership
  • BCO 5500 – Biblical Counseling
  • The students in our counseling program genuinely desire to be a redemptive influence in the lives of those they serve through counseling.

    Brad Hambrick

    Asst. Professor of Biblical Counseling

Have more questions? Connect with our MA Admissions counselor.

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